CDMP Certification

Certified Data Management Professional

Professionals in any field participate in continuing education to stay current with best practices and to further develop specialised skills. Most data management training is focused on developing skills with specific technology products. The focus on technical training masks the fact that Data Management is a business function. DAMA International and other professional organisations provide education in product-neutral concepts, methods and techniques to enable business areas to define and control solutions to meet their business needs.

Professional certification is an indication of knowledge, skills and experience in a field. DAMA International has constructed the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) designation. The certification program gives data management professionals the opportunity to show professional growth that can enhance their personal and career goals.

CDMP pathway

Starting out
less than 5 years experience

4-5 year experience

Advanced level
over 10 years experience.

Recognised by a global audience

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We host a weekly online study program commencing. Participants will be expected to prepare and facilitate a session.

CDMP Associate 6 x weekly 90 minute study sessions (cost $149)

CDMP Practitioner 10 x weekly 90 minute study sessions (cost $249)


CDMP Associate 1 x 90 minute exam (Cost approx $500*AUD)

CDMP Practitioner 3 x 90 minute exams – (cost approx. $1500* AUD)

Examinations are held online, we will assist you to prepare for the exam. 

*DAMA examinations are billed in US dollars

The first exam is common to the Associate and Practitioner level. Robinson Ryan CDMP certified experts will chair and guide the study sessions. The first six study sessions will go through each of the DMBoK knowledge areas. Each participant is allocated one of the DMBoK knowledge Areas to revise and then help guide the rest of the group through. This collaborative approach is designed to help consolidate your knowledge. Summary notes on each knowledge area will also be provided to help guide your revision and study.

Associate and Practitioner levels:

Tentative schedule of the DMBoK knowledge areas covered is (subject to change):

Week 1: Data Governance, Data Architecture

Week 2: Data Development, Data Operations

Week 3: Data Security, Reference and Master Data

Week 4: Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Document and Content Management

Week 5: Metadata, Data Quality

Week 6: Final Exam Prep

Practitioner level only:

Week 7: Data Governance

Week 8: Data Governance continued

Week 9: Data Quality

Week 10: Data Quality continued